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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.41 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Oct. 1944

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761944000500005 

Ensaios terapêuticos com penicilina: III - Bouba (Framboesia, pian, yaws): (continuação): penicilina de procedência americana, empregada em doses baixas também cura aparentemente esta enfermidade

A. M. da Cunha

F. Néry Guimarães

A. E. Arêa Leão

Humberto T. Cardoso

ABSTRACT

Five patients of yaws were treated with american Penicillin (Squibb, Winthrop and Lilly), in small dosis. The treatment has been performed, using 200 Oxford units each 4 hours. The total amount of units "per" subject, has varied from 24.000 to 54.000. A complete disappearence of the external lesions was obtained between the 12th and the 25th day of treatment.

 

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